Re. the statement of Hillary Clinton about `obliterating' Iran, just tell me that it is not true. I must be dreaming. No one in his or her right mind could have said this about another country.
Now, of the countries in the middle east, Iran has been the most peaceable. Even during the Iran-Iraq war, we are now told that it was the much reviled Saddam Hussein that attacked Iran. So Iran was merely defending itself. Iran has not, to my knowledge, attacked any country in living memory.